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Day 36 – Christmas!

It’s Christmas Eve! I hope you’re snuggled up with some mulled wine and a Christmas jumper, enjoying yourselves πŸ˜πŸŽ… 

Without further ado, I’ve collected up some Christmas songs for your playlist before Santa comes β›„

  • Christmas in the air (tonight) – Scouting for Girls
  • Driving home for Christmas – Chris Rea
  • One more sleep – Leona Lewis
  • Last Christmas – Wham
  • Santa’s got a big bag of soul – The Soul Saints Orchestra
  • Bastille’s ‘All I Want For Christmas’ cover
  • Lonely this Christmas (cover) – Elvis Presley
  • Merry Christmas Baby – Ray Charles
  • White Christmas – Otis Redding
  • Christmas Lights – Coldplay 
  • Fairytale of New York – The Pogues ft Kirsty MacColl
  • Shake up Christmas – Train
  • Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
  • Just like Christmas – Low
  • All I want for Christmas is you – Mariah Carey

Merry Christmas!! πŸ˜πŸŽ…πŸŒ²


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Day 5

​”The greatest art always does have a kernel of mystery – Simon Wallis”

  • Listen to: I’m putting my music discovery in first place because this song is the best thing to happen today. LISTEN TO THIS RIGHT NOW AND WATCH THE VIDEO Sleep on the floor – The Lumineers
  • Read: this article in The Guardian about Helen Marten winning the Hepworth prize for her sculptures, which provoke reactions of equal parts fascination, confusion and admiration. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this article, though, is Marten’s opinion on art prizes. Preach πŸ™Œ
  • Watch: Noam Chomsky in Requiem for the American Dream on Netflix for some mind bending questions about why the economy fails so many, not just in the States but in much of the Western world. This is a little too earth shattering for a fragile Monday viewer, so maybe tonight’s the night and you can give yourself the weekend to recover.
  • Eat: some fancy porridge tomorrow morning, but pls don’t put an egg on it…

    And don’t worry, it’s almost Friday πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

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    Day 3

    “La terre est bleue comme une orange” – Paul Γ‰luard

    Happy Tuesday πŸ’™πŸŠ

    In a fascinating attempt at self sabotage, I’ve taken a module at University where we analyse French art and compare it with poetry… So basically, in the words of Γ‰luard, the earth is blue like an orange to me rn. My most inspired thought from this week’s class is that, entertainingly, paintings connect with songs so much better… Here’s Magritte as an example:

    It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls…

    Can’t feel my face – The Weeknd…

    Cannonball – Damien Rice…

    Thanks uni for making my brain hurt but seriously Magritte is a genius, enjoy:

    P.s. the earth is round like a pizzadilla